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The Black Baron

Postby Pushie Pirate » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:53 am

Knocked this one together over the last three months, The Black Baron, sort of going for the Black
Knight come world war one fighter of the streets, black and silver, low and mean lookin!
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Beautiful day, we have had a hot and dry summer out in the Tasman Sea.
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Now the devil is in the detail, I originally had the gear and rear brake cable running through clips
under the top tube. Really liked that curve and to be honest the who bike was built around it, so
rather than ruin it with the cables hanging underneath ran them trough the top tube, now I have a
nice uncluttered top tube and that curve she is oh so nice!
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Had this old rear reflector just waiting for a bike like this, and covered the front brake cables
with scrap outer cable to tidy them up, .
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Masked up some sections of the chain guard to break up the chrome.
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Stand from a rear axle stand modified to lay it out, bit of a brass bed trim painted silver to
fill the right angle at the bottom of the seat post.
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Welded some extensions on some cruiser bars and used some old light fitting ends for the tips.
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A brief build history, here is the pile of parts she evolved from.
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Bit of a mock up.
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Prepped, primed and a pile of parts ready for paint.
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Cut it up and turn it into something else!
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by BNA » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:58 am

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Re: The Black Baron

Postby bychosis » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:58 am

You Sir, are an artist. That's awesome recycling.
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Re: The Black Baron

Postby outnabike » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:41 am

Hi Pushie Pirate,
I reckon you are a pretty good welder. A nice little project. Sort of looks like it wouldn't go astray as a path clearer with those bar extensions. Be careful of your rib cage in a spill. :)
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Re: The Black Baron

Postby Pushie Pirate » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:29 pm

outnabike wrote:Hi Pushie Pirate,
I reckon you are a pretty good welder. A nice little project. Sort of looks like it wouldn't go astray as a path clearer with those bar extensions. Be careful of your rib cage in a spill. :)



Hey thanks folks, you can't really see in the pic's all the joins are filled smooth,
don't plan to go down she's a cruiser not a racer but point taken!
Cut it up and turn it into something else!
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Re: The Black Baron

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:21 pm

Brilliant work, I love the attention to detail. Looks like that rear tyre is JUUST clearing the mudguard :) .
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Re: The Black Baron

Postby cray- » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:51 pm

Top work turning trash into treasure once more, keep 'em coming.
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